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Hunger in Africa Soars by Almost a Third in Two Years, IMF Says

  • 12% of people in sub-Saharan Africa are acutely food insecure
  • Food crisis being driven by climate change, war, Covid-19

One in eight people in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to suffer from high malnutrition this year, an increase of almost a third since 2020 because of soaring food prices and depressed incomes, according to the International Monetary Fund.

The IMF estimates that at least 123 million people -- 12% of the region’s population -- will be unable to meet their minimum food consumption needs, 28 million more than just two years ago.